A lovely, large, light and luxurious private home set on an unusually quiet, unspoilt and idyllic stretch of coastline between Kilifi and Mombasa, 260 Beach House is spacious, secluded and the perfect place for a self-contained and untrammelled break at the beach.
A unique and luxurious cottage for two set in lovely tropical gardens just steps from the Indian ocean and one of Africa’s most beautiful beaches, Azhari is the ideal private romantic retreat for couples and honeymooners. Relax and enjoy stunning sea views, a private plunge pool and refreshing jungle shower.
This magnificent 5-bedroom private home sits in a commanding position above Shela beach, enjoys wonderful ocean views from its beautiful gardens, roof terraces and dramatic infinity pool and makes the perfect luxurious holiday retreat for up to a dozen fortunate guests
One of the most glamorous and exciting houses on the East African coast, a dramatic, luxurious and expansive new private home set in three peaceful beachfront acres between Malindi and Watamu, the Beach Palazzo features 9 air-conditioned ensuite bedrooms and a spectacular 40-metre elevated infinity pool.
Betty’s Suite is a perfect and highly romantic 1-bedroom retreat for couples and honeymooners. Just steps away from Shela’s seafront and beach, it enjoys lovely views across the Lamu channel from its own private roof terrace and elevated infinity pool.
A lovely, spacious, traditional and excellent-value 5-bedroom holiday home, tucked away in five leafy beachfront acres with fantastic views across Mtwapa Creek, Chongolulu is private and secluded, has an excellent team of staff and makes a delightful coastal retreat for one or two families
A delightful, welcoming and airy private beach house, designed and furnished in distinctive Malindi-Swahili style with a soaring makuti-thatched roof and beautifully-presented accommodation. Chynoweth is private, calm and self-contained, with all Malindi’s maritime and culinary attractions just moments away
A magnificent modernist beach house and one of the most luxurious and high-tech private properties in East Africa, Cocokinondo is a spectacular seven-bedroom home with a 20-metre swimming pool, direct access to miles of gorgeous empty white-sand beach, an all-weather tennis court and every possible other amenity and convenience
Coral House features five air-conditioned bedrooms, a courtyard pool, spectacular ocean views and direct access to Kilifi’s lovely and deserted Bofa Beach. Ideal for a pleasurable and relaxing break at the coast, Coral House can be rented together with neighbouring Toriana House to accommodate up to 30 guests in carefree comfort.
A cool and stylish villa with a warm and personal welcome, Cozy Point is quietly and privately situated in Malindi’s best area. The charming and professional owner-managers and team of attentive staff go out of their way ensure that every stay here is as happy, comfortable and carefree as possible.
Dzumbe House has been charming, calming and delighting visitors to Diani for nearly 60 years. Spacious, comfortable, owner-managed and a just a stone’s throw from the beautiful unspoilt white sands of Galu Beach, it is a really authentic and relaxing place to stay.
A spectacular 5-bedroom house in one of the best positions on the island, Forodhani sits close to Peponi Hotel at the very start of the island’s wonderful 8-mile beach. Stylish, sought-after and with wonderful sea views, it is one of the loveliest places to stay on the Kenyan coast.
A spacious and imposing 3-bedroom home just steps away from beach and waterfront, with lovely views across the channel to Manda Island plus courtyard garden and swimming pool. Full Moon House is often rented with neighbouring Kiwandini House – together they can accommodate 12+ guests.
A really delightful 2-bedroom village retreat surrounded by Shela’s largest private garden and enjoying elevated sea views across the dhow harbour, Garden House is often rented with the neighbouring Mama Daktari House and Betty’s Suite – together they can accommodate 10 guests.
A stunning beachfront villa with five spacious bedrooms and lovely large freeform pool set in tropical gardens above Turtle Bay and the Watamu Marine Park. Ibambe House is luxurious, welcoming, well-appointed and the perfect place for a carefree family break at the coast.
A delightful, roomy, imposing and much-loved family home, Kalisi House is designed, built and furnished in charming and traditional Lamu / Zanzibari style. It sits in two magical acres of grounds filled with towering Baobab trees and enjoys panoramic views across the mouth of Kilifi Creek and the Indian Ocean.
A delightful, very private and peaceful holiday home ideal for couples or small families, Kamili Cottage sits in 1.5 acres of lush tropical gardens to the south of Kilifi Creek. Enjoy the inviting swimming pool, air-conditioned bedrooms and direct access to a secluded sandy beach cove.
Quite simply one of the most gorgeous and welcoming private homes in the whole of East Africa, beautiful Kamili House sits in two acres of landscaped tropical gardens on the cliffs to the south of Kilifi Creek - complete with ancient baobabs, expansive ocean views, an irresistible infinity pool and direct access to a private sandy beach.
An exceptionally charming, spacious and beautifully-furnished family house with swimming pool, set in lovely gardens close to the seafront in Shela village, Kilamawingu is one of the most characterful, luxurious and well-appointed places to stay on the island.
Hidden gem and home-away-from-home, Kinondo Kwetu is a sophisticated and welcoming Swedish-owned and managed boutique lodge tucked away on the secluded southern sands of Galu Beach. Utterly relaxing and sybaritic, it offers water sports and activities galore for more energetic guests.
A lovely and exotically-decorated house set just back from the Shela seafront and beach, Kiwandani has three double ensuite bedrooms and a spacious courtyard garden and pool. Kiwandini House is often rented with neighbouring Full Moon House – together they can accommodate 12+ guests.
Visit our Lamu website for our selection of the very best places to stay around the beautiful Lamu archipelago - from luxurious beachfront villas to historic Swahili mansions to boutique lodges - plus a wealth of information about East Africa's most enchanting island.
Splendid and spacious Lazy Days offers the comfort, charm and seclusion of a luxurious private house with all the benefits and amenities of a chic boutique hotel, including a delicious and comprehensive full-board or all-inclusive menu – the perfect recipe for an exclusive, carefree and indulgent break at the beach.
A charming and architecturally-appealing place to stay which enjoys far-reaching views from upper terraces and seafront gardens, Mama Daktari House has two double bedrooms and is often rented with the adjoining Betty’s Suite – together the two properties can accommodate 6 guests.
An idyllic and intimate boutique beach lodge set on the quiet and unspoilt northwestern tip of Manda Island, Manda Bay makes the perfect away-from-it-all retreat and is also known for its excellent ocean fishing and wealth of water sports.
A stylish and well-equipped contemporary beach bungalow with plunge pool and air-conditioned bedrooms just steps away from beautiful and quiet Galu Beach, Marula Cottage is the perfect laid-back beach retreat for one or two couples or a small family.
A lovely bright and stylish new house with swimming pool set back from the uncrowded white sands of Galu Beach, Marula House has air-conditioned bedrooms, spacious and flexible accommodation and makes the ideal beach retreat for families with children.
A stylish and unusually well-equipped new beach house with three air-conditioned double bedrooms, a plunge pool upstairs and a swimming pool downstairs, Matalai Cottage sits above Turtle Bay and Watamu Marine Park and enjoys gorgeous Indian Ocean views.
Airy and atmospheric Behewa House is built around a cooling central courtyard and looks out to sea across the mouth of Kilifi Creek. Usually combined with neighbouring Pehoni House, with which it shares colourful gardens with ancient baobabs, lovely swimming pool and private beach access, the two houses together are perfect for larger family groups.
An elegant, comfortable and calm four bedroom house in an enviable position overlooking the mouth of Kilifi Creek. Usually combined with neighbouring Behewa House, with which it shares colourful gardens with ancient baobabs, a lovely swimming pool and private beach access, the two houses together are perfect for larger family groups.
An imposing Swahili mansion in one of the best spots in Shela, very close to Peponi Hotel, the seafront and beach, Mnarani House has 4 double ensuite bedrooms, a courtyard swimming pool and is beautifully decorated and furnished in authentic Lamu style.
Mwangati House is a gorgeous 6-bedroom beach house in one of the most enviable positions in Kilifi. Spacious and family-friendly, with a generous and inviting swimming pool and pool house, a lush and shady 2-acre plot and an excellent team of staff to look after you, it's the perfect place for a luxurious and carefree break at the coast.
An elegant, sophisticated and imposing family home, recently extended, refurbished and redecorated to the highest standards, Nderit House sits in a breezy clifftop position overlooking the entrance to Kilifi Creek – it is the perfect place for a luxurious and relaxing break at the coast.
A luxurious, expansive and imaginatively-designed beach retreat with direct access to the lovely empty sands of Ras Kitau, there’s plenty of space at Nyumba Kiru for larger groups to spread out and socialise around the swimming pool and in numerous living, lounging and dining areas.
A classic and really appealing 4-bedroom house set in a quiet part of stylish and sophisticated Shela close to the beach and sand dunes, Palm House shares the same excellent management and staff as Beach House. It enjoys panoramic views from its rooftop terraces, dining room and bar.
Ras Kikadini is idyllic, original, private, remote – and very hard to leave. Set on an unspoilt 12-acre plot with plunge pool and private beach, this charming, brightly-furnished house is the ideal spot in which to relax and unwind in peace and harmony with nature.
The Caribbean comes to the Kenya coast at this serene, sophisticated and secluded private villa set in one of Watamu’s loveliest spots. Airy, elegant and original 6-bedroom Santa Angela enjoys over 100 metres of beachfront with direct access to the gorgeous sands of Turtle Bay.
One of the loveliest and most luxurious private homes on the Kenyan coast, Shwari House sits in a commanding position above Turtle Bay Beach with wonderful Indian Ocean views. A really spacious, sophisticated and relaxing house, there are few better places for a blissful and carefree break at the beach.
An airy and luxurious 1-bedroom retreat with a wonderful pool, Tarangau Cottage is ideal for a romantic escape for two or a relaxing and restorative break for one. It sits in 4.5 acres of leafy and secluded grounds just a few minutes stroll from the gorgeous white sands of Kilifi’s Bofa Beach.
A serene, sumptuous and spacious coastal estate accommodating up to 10 guests in the beautifully-appointed main house and guest cottage, Tarangau Retreat sits in 4.5 acres of leafy and secluded grounds and is just a few minutes stroll from the gorgeous white sands of Kilifi’s Bofa Beach.
Remote, romantic and highly relaxing – a collection of new 1 and 2 bedroom beach cottages with pool specially designed for couples and honeymooners, the Cabanas share the same exceptional standards of comfort and hospitality as the Kizingoni Beach houses.
A really attractive and spacious clifftop home, peacefully situated within Kilifi Plantation between Kilifi and Takaungu, the Dhow House is a lovely private place to stay, relax and recharge. Enjoy cooling ocean breezes, a stunning infinity pool and a private tunnel down to your own deserted beach.
A delightful collection of neighbouring and interconnecting houses set close to the seafront in Shela Village. All are historic and charming, furnished with local antiques and built in traditional Swahili style. Each can be rented individually – or together with one or more of the adjoining properties.
A lovely, unique and imaginatively-designed private home, The Oaseas sits beside 5 miles of unspoilt sandy beach on beautiful Shale Bay. Peace, seclusion and relaxation are guaranteed here - with all the attractions of Malindi less than 30 minutes away.
One of Tanzania’s best kept secrets, and one of the most unusual and charming places to stay on the entire East African coast. The Old Boma, a magnificent German fort dating from 1895, has been handsomely restored to create a smart 9-bedroom hotel in a remote, fascinating and little-visited location.
A special, characterful and affordable house in one of the quietest and most unspoilt spots on the Kenyan coast with a freshwater pool and direct access to a near-private beach. Wonderful ocean views, delightful staff, peace and seclusion make this a really memorable coastal retreat.
One of the largest and most luxurious private houses on the Kenya coast, Toriana is built in grand Swahili Arabic style and set in four acres of lovely oceanfront grounds overlooking Kilifi’s beautiful and unspoilt Bofa Beach. Toriana is the perfect coastal escape for large families, groups of friends or professional retreats.
A magnificent 65-foot dhow converted for private charter, Tusitiri is available for day excursions from Lamu as well as longer sailing safaris. Tusitiri carries all the latest fishing and water sports gear and there is no better or more luxurious way to explore the Kenya coast.
A lovely, authentic and historic 3-bedroom house situated on a quiet and sheltered stretch of Shela seafront, Uzio – Kiswahili for ‘fish trap’ – looks out over the dhow harbour and enjoys panoramic views across the Lamu channel.
Luxurious and laid-back Wazi Dubu enjoys an idyllic and secluded position on Lamu's lovely Kizingoni Beach and is the perfect private retreat for larger families or groups of friends. Relax and experience beautiful breezy accommodation, a 12-metre swimming pool, the services of an exceptional team of staff and the use of your own private speedboat with captain.
A highly-recommended beachfront house with direct access to beautiful Turtle Bay and Watamu Marine Park, Tomuru Villa has four double bedrooms, a lovely swimming pool and makes the perfect seaside retreat for one or two families or a group of friends.